Music Moves Us
Mastering the Art of Classroom Management
Nov 08, 2023

Mastering the Art of Classroom Management

It’s a familiar refrain among early childhood providers, whether they are brand new to the profession or in their tenth year: “How can I meet the needs of a classroom full of active students?” Providing guidance for a classroom full of busy young children can be challenging–especially at the start or end of a school day, snack time, nap time, outdoor playtime, or during transitions....

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Dining at The Barns
Nov 03, 2023

Dining at The Barns

When music moves inside at Wolf Trap, fabulous food awaits you! The Barns menu helps to make a great night out even better. From bowls to burgers to beer, there’s something for everyone to enjoy before a performance....

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Tips for Your First Show at The Barns
Oct 25, 2023

Tips for Your First Show at The Barns

Making your inaugural outing to The Barns this season? Or perhaps you just need a refresh on what’s happening at this historic indoor venue? Read on to learn how to make the most of your experience at Wolf Trap’s unique year-round stage! ...

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Building Musical Memories at The Barns
Oct 19, 2023

Building Musical Memories at The Barns

Whether it’s an artist you fell in love with, ballads belted out after heartbreak, or an album that became a vacation soundtrack, music can unlock countless memories. Songs remind us of treasured moments and mark some of life’s greatest transitions from graduations and weddings to losses and life lessons. As personal as the music is to us, the creators have their own connections which are...

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A 75-Year Legacy: A Conversation with Pinchas Zukerman
Oct 16, 2023

A 75-Year Legacy: A Conversation with Pinchas Zukerman

Born in 1948 in Tel Aviv, Israel to newly arrived refugees who had survived the Holocaust, Pinchas Zukerman began studying music with his father (a musician in Poland before World War II) and renowned Hungarian-Israeli violin teacher Ilona Fehér. In 1962 he came to America with the help of Isaac Stern, Pablo Casals, and the America Israel Cultural Foundation to eventually study at The Juilliard...

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Magpie Celebrates 50 Years
Oct 02, 2023

Magpie Celebrates 50 Years

Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino Take a Look Back at Their Storied Careers as Singer-songwriters and Wolf Trap Master Teaching Artists During Their 50th Anniversary Tour For 50 years, Magpie (a duo composed of singer-songwriters Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino) has captured the attention of local audiences with performances spanning country, folk, swing, vintage blues, and original contemporary songs—all with a distinct purpose. Greg and...

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The Barns Brings International Artists Under One Roof
Sep 29, 2023

The Barns Brings International Artists Under One Roof

From Tango and Arabic orchestral works to Hawaiian melodies and a celebration of South Asian culture, The Barns takes you across borders this season to explore global sounds. Ali Sethi Breakout Pakistani singer Ali Sethi made waves at Coachella last year with his viral hit “Pasoori.” The Harvard grad majored in South Asian studies and later trained in Hindustani classical music. His music marries traditional...

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How It’s Going at Wolf Trap
Aug 21, 2023

How It’s Going at Wolf Trap

After more than 50 years of superb music and unforgettable experiences, Wolf Trap is turning the page to its next chapter and securing the future for generations to come. Thanks to generous supporters of the Campaign for Wolf Trap: Our Next Chapter, Wolf Trap Foundation is breathing new life into this community cultural treasure and reimagining the patron and artist experience through a series of...

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A Day in the Life of a Park Ranger
Jul 28, 2023

A Day in the Life of a Park Ranger

From relocating animals to helping children earn their Junior Ranger badges, no day is ever the same for Will Rifenbark, park ranger at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts For the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods crowd, Park Ranger Will Rifenbark is a familiar face–even if you don’t know his name. He’s the bearded guy in a hat whom you see driving patrons to the theater...

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New Picnic Recipes by You and for You!
Jul 24, 2023

New Picnic Recipes by You and for You!

Thank you to everyone who submitted their favorite picnic recipes.  It was a very tough choice for our judge, Wolfie, but he narrowed it down to the following two recipes – one creative and one classic! Pesto Chicken Salad Croissants and Avocado Summer Spring Rolls take the win. The full recipes can be found at the bottom. Both dishes would be perfect to enjoy at...

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Memories That Last a Lifetime
Jul 06, 2023

Memories That Last a Lifetime

Culture Queen Makes Her Triumphant Return to Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods to Create Magical Memories, This Time as a Performer Family music artist Jessica “Culture Queen” Hebron is no stranger to Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. From attending her annual summer “family field trips” as a child to see Filene Center performers like Diana Ross and Ziggy Marley to bringing groups to Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods as...

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Finding Inspiration in Curious Places
Jun 22, 2023

Finding Inspiration in Curious Places

Michael Hearst and His Band Promise a Curious, Unusual, and Extraordinary Adventure for Families at Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods this Summer Imagine a TED Talk for kids, but with live music. Family music artist, author, and Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods performer Michael Hearst is on a mission to captivate the hearts and minds of young audiences with educational performances dedicated to only the world’s most...

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